Reed Davis, Advisor
Seattle Pacific University provides assistance to students considering law school through a pre-law advising program sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Geography. Pre-law is not a major and therefore has no required courses. However, all students considering law school are strongly encouraged to take the threecourse sequence of POL 3780 Law and Society; POL 4450 American Constitutional Law: Federalism and Separation of Powers; and POL 4451 American Constitutional Law: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. (Each course is offered on alternate years.)
In addition, students should request from the pre-law advisors a copy of the handout, “Pre-Law at SPU,” which lists all law-related courses offered by SPU, as well as important information about the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), legal internships, and student membership in the Christian Legal Society. Students interested in a legal career should contact the pre-law advisors in the Political Science Department as early as possible during their study at SPU. The pre-law advisors will assist pre-law students in choosing a major and a course of study appropriate to law school. They will also advise students about how to prepare for the LSAT. For more information, contact Professor Reed Davis at 206-281-2395 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommended Courses for Pre-Law Students
Pre-law students are also encouraged to take other law-related courses at SPU as their schedule permits. These include:
In addition, pre-law students are encouraged to take courses that strengthen their skills of writing, speaking, and analysis, which are crucial to success in law school and the legal profession. Some of these courses include: